In Spain, there are rumors that Real Madrid would like to appeal to Casemiro for a yellow card that rules him out of Atalanta’s Champions League tie.

During last night’s Madrid 1-0 win, the midfielder was booked in Bergamo and was fortunate not to receive a second yellow card in the box for simulation.

In that situation, the referee chose instead to stop playing and lecture him.

In March, Casemiro will be suspended for the second leg and El Partidazo de COPE says Real Madrid is considering an appeal for the revocation of the yellow card.

For Atalanta, this would be particularly galling, since most experts around the world agree that Remo Freuler should not have been shown a straight red card.

For Atalanta, this would be particularly galling, considering that most experts around the world agree that a straight red card should not have been shown to Remo Freuler in just 17 minutes.

His foul on Ferland Mendy came with another defender covering outside the penalty area and Mendy’s run was angled outward as if he were going to cross rather than shoot.

The last man is no longer a requirement for a red card offense, but rather a clear scoring opportunity.

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